March 6, 2014
Will This Be the U.K.’s New Flag?

Long after the Empire’s collapse, the Union Jack remains an internationally recognized symbol of Britain. But all that could change soon. Scotland, one of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom (along with England, Northern Ireland, and Wales), will hold a referendum on independence this September. If it succeeds, Britain’s iconic flag may need a makeover.
The Flag Institute, the U.K.’s national flag charity and the largest membership-based vexillological organization in the world, recently polled its members and found that nearly 65 percent of respondents felt the Union Jack should be changed if Scotland becomes independent. And after the poll, the organization found itself flooded with suggested replacements for the flag.
Read more. [Image courtesy of the U.K. Flag Institute]

Will This Be the U.K.’s New Flag?

Long after the Empire’s collapse, the Union Jack remains an internationally recognized symbol of Britain. But all that could change soon. Scotland, one of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom (along with England, Northern Ireland, and Wales), will hold a referendum on independence this September. If it succeeds, Britain’s iconic flag may need a makeover.

The Flag Institute, the U.K.’s national flag charity and the largest membership-based vexillological organization in the world, recently polled its members and found that nearly 65 percent of respondents felt the Union Jack should be changed if Scotland becomes independent. And after the poll, the organization found itself flooded with suggested replacements for the flag.

Read more. [Image courtesy of the U.K. Flag Institute]

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    I would tend to agree, based on tradition alone. However if Scotland leaves the UK, wouldn’t they have to change the...
  7. 99thtuesday reblogged this from picardwouldtotallyrulekirk and added:
    Asking the Vexillogical society if the Flag needs to be changed will almost certainly give you a false positive. Even if...
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    I can’t be the only one hearing Eddie Izzard’s "Have you got a flag?" skit.
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    If they don’t use this opportunity to incorporate Wales better into the flag, I’m going to be so disappointed.
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    It looks more like England and Germany for some reason decided to form a new nation rather than Scotland leaving lol?